SFCED | San Francisco Center for Economic Development


Intersolar North America Welcomes Solar Industry Leaders, Policymakers to San Francisco

Gov. Brown Applauds California’s Solar Successes at Opening Ceremony

In front of hundreds of solar industry executives, policymakers and advocates, California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. opened Intersolar North America, the most attended industry exhibition and conference for solar professionals to exchange information and develop business connections in North America. Gov. Brown welcomed attendees to the sixth annual Intersolar North America event in San Francisco, speaking alongside San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Dr. Dan E. Arvizu, Intersolar Conference Committee Chairman Professor Dr. Eicke Weber and Bernadette Del Chiaro, the new executive director of CALSEIA.

“California is in the lead, but being in the lead doesn’t mean we’ve arrived at the goal. We’ve got a long way to go and I hope that the work you do here—the conversations, the relationships that are formed—can help advance the cause of solar energy and renewable energy,” said California Governor Jerry Brown. “We’re going to need an indomitable will to overcome all of the inertia, the blindness and the silliness that stands in the way of our obvious destiny and future, which is a renewable, sustainable, solar America and solar world.”

Read more: Sacramento Bee Intersolar North America Welcomes Solar Industry Leaders, Policymakers to San